Tongue Lesions - A Review

Authors

  • N.Anitha
  • Dharini Jayachandran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15377

Keywords:

Tongue lesions,benign tumours,malignant tumours,diseases of tongue.

Abstract

Tongue is a vital organ within the oral cavity that has varied function,and it may act as an index for the
underlying systemic diseases.The investigation of the tongue diseases may begin with mere clinical
examination .This review is to highlight the signs and symptoms of the various lesions that affects the
tongue and especially to talk in brief about the benign and malignant tumours that affect the tongue along
with other inherited and congenital abnormalities.Tongue lesions are categorized as tumours,infections,
reactionary,congenital,developmental,acquired,autoimmune and potentially malignant disorders for easy
understanding and to arrive at appropriate diagnosis.Tongue playing an important role in maintaining the
harmony in the oral environment,it should be treated from diseases.

Author Biographies

N.Anitha

Reader, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology,Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research

Dharini Jayachandran

Undergraduate Student, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

N.Anitha, & Jayachandran, D. (2021). Tongue Lesions - A Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 628-634. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15377